Who is Bill Hader?
Bill Hader (born William Thomas Hader Jr.) is a prominent American actor, writer, producer, comedian, and director. He first gained widespread attention for his eight-year stint as a cast member on the long-running NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live from 2005 to 2013. Because of his role in the series, he received four Primetime Emmy Award nominations and a Peabody Award.
He then became known for his impressions and especially for his work on the Weekend Update segments in which he played Stefon Meyers. Currently, he is the creator, producer, writer, director, and star of the HBO dark comedy series Barry (2018-2023). For which he has been nominated for eight Emmy Awards, winning two. Also, he is the star and producer of the IFC mockumentary comedy series Documentary Now1 (2015-present) which he co-created along with Fred Armisen and Seth Meyers.
Moreover, he has had supporting roles in the films; You, Me and Dupree (2006), Hot Rod (2007), Superbad (2007), Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008), Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, (2009), Paul (2011), This Is 40 (2012), and 22 Jump Street (2014), as well as leading roles in The Skeleton Twins (2014), Trainwreck (2015), and as an adult Richie Tozier in It Chapter Two (2019).
Also, he is known for his extensive work in voice-over, portraying both leading and supporting characters in films such as; the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs franchise (2009-2013). Turbo (2013), Inside Out (2015), The BFG (2016), Power Rangers (2017), Toy Story 4 (2019), and Lightyear (2022).
How Old Is Bill Hader?
He is 44 years old as of March 2023, having been born on June 7, 1978, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S. Bill Hader shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Coco Quinn, Lexi Rivera, Iggy Azalea, Fetty Wap, DangMattSmith, and many more.
Bill Hader Family
Who are Bill Hader’s Parents?
He was born to William Thomas Hader (Father) and Sherri Hader (Mother). His father is an air cargo company owner, restaurant manager, truck driver, and occasional stand-up comedian. Whereas his mother is a dance teacher.
Does Bill Hader have Siblings?
He has two younger sisters by the names of Kara Hader and Katie Hader.
Bill Hader Education
He received his education at Patrick Henry Elementary School. And his high school education at Thomas Edinson Preparatory School, and Cascia Hall Preparatory School. After high school, he attended The Art Institute of Phoenix and later Scottsdale Community College.
Bill Hader Marital Status
Newson the internet shows that he is single as of March 2023. However, he was married to Maggie Carey, an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and actress. They married in 2006 but a divorce settlement was reached in March 2018 and was finalized three months later. And has been in various relationships.
Bill Hader Kids
He has three kids with his ex-wife Maggie Carey. Three daughters by the names of Hayley Hader (born in 2014), Harper Hader (born in 2012), and Hannah Kathryn Hader (born in 2009).
Bill Hader Career
A Career from 1999-2004
His aspirations of becoming a filmmaker eventually led him to drop out of college and in 1999 he moved to Los Angeles. His parents were supportive of his decision and thus allowed him to use the money they had saved up for his education to cover his living expenses in Los Angeles. While scouring the pages of The Hollywood Reporter, he found work as a production assistant (PA). And hoped to advance far enough to become an assistant director. Regularly he worked 18 hours as a PA, having little time to pursue his creative ambitions.
He then worked as a PA on the documentary Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy (2004) and the feature films James Dean (2001), Spider-Man (2002), and Collateral Damage (2002). Also, he worked as a post-production assistant on the VH1 reality show The Surreal Life (2003-2006), but soon quit as he feared it would disappoint his parents. Eventually, he quit being a PA altogether after a bad experience while shooting The Scorpion King (2002). Just before he was officially invited to begin work on SNL, he was working as an assistant editor on Iron Chef America.
A Career from 2005-2013
He was hired as a featured player and on October 1, 2005, he made his debut on the show. His first role was as a psychologist giving his views about life and death during the emergency landing of JetBlue Airways Flight 292. His list of performances includes; Vincent Price in the Variety Vault sketches, Keith Morrison, Harvey Fierstein, Al Pacino, Rick Perry, John Malkovich, James Carville, Julian Assange, Eliot Spitzer, Alan Alda, Clint Eastwood, and Charlie Sheen. Because of his work on SNL, he received his first nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award. For Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series on July 19, 2012. He is thus the first male SNL cast member to receive this nomination since Eddie Murphy in 1984.
After his film debut You, Me and Dupree (2006), he had a wide range of roles in 2007, such as Kethrine Heigi’s character’s editor at E! in Knocked Up. The acid-taking mechanic Dave in Hoty Rod alongside SNL castmate Andy Samberg, a recumbent bike in The Brothers Solomon. And most famously as Officer Slater in the Judd Apatow-produced Superbad. He then went on and worked as a creative consultant, producer, ad voice actor on South Park, beginning in the series’ 12th season. He is among the series producers to win the 2009 Emmy Award for Best Animated Series. Also, he appeared on the commentary recorded for the 2009 Blu-ray edition of South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut, and the Comedy Central special 6 Days to Air.
Because of his participation in Saturday Night Live, he won a 2008 Peabody Award in Political Satire. And also appeared on the MTV prank series Punk’d. In 2008, he starred in and co-wrote with Simon Rich the web series The Line on Crackle. In 2008 also, he appeared on Tim and Eric’s Awesome Show impersonating the recurring character James Quall on the episode Jazz”. He starred in the action comedy Tropic Thunder alongside Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr., and Tom Cruise. He then re-teamed with Greg Mottola (Superbad director) in the comedy films Adventureland (2009) and Paul (2011). Bill and SNL castmate Seth Meyers penned a Spider-Man one-off entitled The Short Halloween. It was illustrated by Kevin Maguire and came out on May 29, 2009. From 2010-2013, he took on the voice of Professor Impossible on the fourth season of The Venture Brothers.
A part originated by Stephen Colbert. Also, he had a cameo as the voice of the USS Vengeance computer in the science fiction film Star Trek Intro Darkness (2013). From 2011 to 2014, he hosted Essentials Jr. on Turner Classic Movies. After eight seasons, he decided to leave SNL, informing the cast and crew of his decision in February 2013. He came to the conclusion that he needed to leave when his then-wife and he were constantly having to travel to Los Angeles for work which made it difficult for their children. His final episode was on May 18, 2013. On October 11, 2014, he returned as host with musical guest Hozier, and on March 17, 2018, with musical guest Arcade Fire.
A Career from 2014-Present
He starred opposite Kristen Wiig in a dramatic role in the 2014 film The Skeleton Twins. The film won ‘Best Screenplay’ at the Sundance Film Festival. The following year, he voiced the character of Fear in the Disney-Pixar film Inside Out. And was attached to voice a dinosaur in the Pixar film The Good Dinosaur. However, he and John Lithgow, Luca Neff, Judy Greer, and Neil Patrick Harris left the project after their characters were redesigned.
Also in 2015, he appeared in Brooklyn Nine-Nine as the captain of the 99th Precinct. That same year, he reunited with fellow SNL alumni Fred Armisen and Seth Meyers for the IFC mockumentary series Documentary Now! wherein he was an actor and writer. Drew McWeeny of HitFix reported in December 2015 that the voice of BB-8 was supplied by Hader and Ben Schwartz. He also played a minor supporting role in The Lonely Island’s 2016 film Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, produced by Judd Apatow.
In 2015, he had his first leading man role in the romantic comedy opposite Amy Schumer in Trainwreck. In 2018, he co-created (with Alec Berg) and began starring in the HBO dark comedy series Barry. For which he received eight Primetime Emmy Award nominations as a producer, writer, director, and actor. Both in 2018 and 2019, he won Emmys for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. And received consecutive nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series. Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for its first two seasons.
In 2019, he starred as Richie Tozier in the supernatural horror film It: Chapter Two. (Starring the role of Finn Wolfhard), alongside Bill Skarsgard, Isaiah Mustafa, James McAvoy, Jay Ryan, and Jessica Chastain. Because of Bill’s performance, he received acclaim. Also in 2019, he voiced Leonard in The Angry Birds Movie 2. Axel the Carnie in Toy Story 4, The Wanderer in 4 episodes of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, and played Nick Kringle in Noelle.
Bill Hader Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 6ft 1 inches (1.85m) and a weight of 82kg (180 lbs).
Bill Hader’s Salary and Net Worth
From his acting career, he earns an annual estimated salary of $2 million. And has accrued an awesome net worth of $14 million.